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Old 11-26-2012, 12:59 PM   #91
masukomi
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Try changing the needles to Gossie carb needles from Holland http://www.ural.eu/en/cont.html
Yup, those are on our To-Buy list.

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I make a point to not run my Ural wide open. I can cruise the freeways at 60ish with a lot less than full throttle.

No engine is designed to run full throttle for long periods of time. Even commercial diesels with a 100% duty cycle achieve that rating at somewhat less than full throttle (often 85% of max rpm's with throttle to spare). If you need to run 70mph with it maybe you should consider swapping in an Airhead R100 engine (but watch out for final drive problems with the extra power).
We agree. We hate running it full out. We prefer the Ural's natural speed. BUT it's a good way to test how well the engine is running ("mostly open" is pretty hard to replicate with any precision) AND there was no way to get to CO and back in the crappily short time allotted by my employed without running it full out for much of the time. I think we covered this topic a number of times during the thread.

Our next adventure should be at a much more sedate pace. (Can't wait)
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